Man sentenced to prison for medieval battle-ax attack

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SALT LAKE CITY -- A Kearns man was sentenced to three years to life in prison Friday for attacking a teen with a medieval battle ax last summer.

On Jan. 15, a jury convicted 22-year-old Scott Stapley of first-degree attempted murder.

Prosecutors say on July 29, Stapley and Cody Augustine, 21, sent text messages to lure the teen out of his home and then stabbed him up to a dozen times and hit him with a battle ax.

The altercation was over a relationship with a girl.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports a judge also ordered Stapley to pay nearly $3,000 toward Ennis' medical bills. It took 300 stitches and 30 staples to close Justin's neck. Doctors also had to remove part of his colon because of internal injuries.

Augustine is still awaiting trial.

Police say both Stapley and Augustine are members of the Juggalo gang that follows the Insane Clown Posse rap group.

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